[ lit-l-nek ]
/ ˈlɪt lˌnɛk /
the quahog clam, Venus mercenaria, when young and small.
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Origin of littleneck
1850–55, Americanism; named after Little Neck Bay, N.Y., where it was once plentiful
Words nearby littleneck
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